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  1. Two Sikh Americans killed in U.S. Press Trust of India Washington, July 30, 2017 00:00 IST Updated: July 30, 2017 03:37 IST Two Sikh Americans have been killed in separate incidents in California, according to community organisations and media reports. Subag Singh, 68, was found dead in a canal after he went missing in the morning of June 23. His body had injuries. California law enforcement officials from Fresno county have said that they were trying to find out who was responsible for the killing of the elderly Sikh American. “Deputies found his body with visible trauma in a canal on McCall and Jensen. Investigators are trying to piece together what led up to the body being found in a canal,” Fox26 news said in a report. Hate crime probe Deputies are not saying if this was a hate crime or not, but members of the Sikh community say this would not be the first, it said. “Honestly, we are very hurt, it just hurts us. And it just we then, think what else do we need to do,” Gurdeep Shergill, a local community leader, was quoted as saying. In a separate incident, Simranjit Singh, 20, of Elk Grove was shot dead on July 25 outside a gas station where he worked. He was shot dead reportedly by men who had earlier assaulted his co-worker. “At this point in both investigations, it is unclear if either of these crimes were racially motivated but we are working with both local and federal laws enforcement authorities to ensure these murders are thoroughly investigated and that the local jurisdictions are treating the cases with the utmost importance,” said Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund. There have been a number of attacks targeting Indian-Americans and Sikhs in the recent months.
  2. Posted at: Jul 31, 2017, 1:51 AM; last updated: Jul 31, 2017, 1:51 AM (IST) Death in Turkey: Kin allege hate crime The wailing relatives of Lovepreet Singh whose body was brought to Amritsar from Turkey on Sunday. Photo: Sunil kumar Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 30 Family members of teenager Lovepreet Singh, whose body was brought here today from Turkey, alleged that he became a victim of racial abuse. His mortal remains were consigned to flames today. Balwinder Singh, deceased’s maternal uncle, said talks with his acquaintances in Turkey revealed that Lovepreet was shunted out of job twice for his being a turbaned Sikh. They shared that Lovepreet was objected for wearing turban, he added. He had gone on a study visa to Lithuania, but somehow got stuck in Turkey, considered a gateway to the European countries. The 19-year-old had flown to Istanbul on September 21 last year after his parents took Rs 8-lakh loan to send their son abroad and a sum of Rs 5.5 lakh was paid to the travel agent. His family members were thankful to the district administration and the External Affairs Ministry in extending support to bring the body from overseas. The Turkish authorities had claimed that his body was fished out of the sea on June 26. On the basis of Aadhaar card and his belongings, the Turkish authorities had approached the Amritsar DC.
  3. Dear Sangat Ji, A Muslim attacker proclaiming Muhammad Rasool Allah has today attacked Sangat and angs of Maharaj at a Gurdwara in London UK. The Muslim attacker tore angs of Guru Sahib and attacked Sangat. Fortunately the Muslim attacker was caught by brave Singhs and handed over to Police who arrested him. Whole incident was caught on Camera and the Muslim attacker wore shoes and burned torn angs of Maharaj with the lighted cigarette he came in smoking with. Message to Sangat please increase security at your local Gurdwara!
  4. http://www.indiatimes.com/news/world/a-sikh-man-was-photoshopped-to-resemble-a-paris-terrorist-was-even-shared-by-an-isis-channel-247316.html
  5. Sikh Professor Who Wrote About Hate Crimes Gets Attacked by Teens The victim said the group of teens shouted "Get Osama" before punching and kicking him http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sikh-Columbia-Professor-Attacked-Beaten-Possible-Hate-Crime-Harlem-224809352.html A Columbia professor who wrote a New York Times op-ed last year about hate crimes against American Sikhs was attacked by a group of teens over the weekend, law enforcement officials tell NBC 4 New York. Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh and an assistant professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, said he was walking on 110th Street and Lenox Avenue at around 8 p.m. Saturday when he was confronted by more than a dozen teens on bicycles who shouted slurs before attacking him. "I heard 'Get Osama' and then 'terrorists,' and then the next thing I felt was someone moving past me, ripping at my beard and then hitting me in the chin," Singh told NBC 4 New York. Singh said he started running and was punched in the face and in his sides. His attackers continued to kick and punch him after he fell to the ground, he said. Singh was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital Saturday and had surgery on his jaw, which was fractured. Singh believes he could have died if passersby hadn't helped get the teens off him. "There's no doubt in my mind it was a bias-related event," he said. The attack, he says, makes him worry that his 1-year-old son, "who will certainly resemble a Sikh man," will face similar hatred as he gets older. "My fear is that they'll disappear into the neighborhood," he said of the assailants, adding that he hopes the community mobilizes to prevent similar attacks
  6. http://www.voanews.com/content/sikhs-hate-crime-us/1672693.html http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1673151.html Jerome Socolovsky May 31, 2013 WASHINGTON —One night several years ago, Amandeep Singh Sidhu, a Washington lawyer who wears a turban, went to a blues club with his wife and a few friends, expecting to have an enjoyable and relaxing evening listening to music. "All of the sudden I felt someone grab the front of my turban from behind and start to pull it off of my head," he recalls. He describes the assailant as a white male, a recent college graduate from a privileged background, who had been drinking. Wearing the turban is a key part of Sikh identity, but Sidhu says that when he swatted the man's arm away, suspicions first fell on him. "It was interesting because I think the initial reaction of members of the audience and the crowd was that perhaps I had assaulted this individual." But, he says, a policeman nearby understood what had happened and apprehended the man on suspicion of committing a hate crime. Sikhs may be the world's fifth largest religion, but they are a tiny minority in America, numbering about half a million. Yet they have been disproportionately targeted since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, largely because of their distinctive turbans and beards. On August 6, 2012, six Sikhs were gunned down while worshipping at a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. More than a hundred congressmen and an array of Sikh and non-Sikh advocacy groups have asked the FBI to include categories for Sikhs as well as Hindus and Arabs on its "Hate Crime Incident Report." The report is filed by more than 14,500 police departments across the country. It already has boxes for attacks that target Jews, Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. The FBI is expected to make a decision when its Advisory Policy Board meets on June 5-6 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Sidhu works at a Washington law firm and was one of the founders of the Sikh Coalition, a legal rights group. While many of the attacks against Sikhs are by people who mistake them for Muslims, Sidhu says "there's certainly an association of the turban with terrorism." He says nearly all men who wear turbans in the U.S. are Sikhs. "And so to ignore that reality, and not have some meaningful metrics, tracked by the FBI, tracked by local law enforcement, accounted for in the Department of Justice in terms of their reporting, and their diversion of resources, is just - it's unacceptable," Sidhu says. Michael Lieberman of the Anti-Defamation League, one of the groups urging the FBI to add the new categories, says bias against Sikhs is rooted in perceived mystery. "I think there is confusion over who are these people that are wearing turbans and beards, and they look different," he says, "and that unfortunately has been enough for some individuals to say: 'You look like Osama bin Laden.'" Lieberman says the gunman in the Oak Creek massacre had actually gone to the Sikh temple, or gurdwara, previously and even accepted a free meal there. "The individual who went that day in August went to kill Sikhs in their gurdwara. I don't think there's any doubt about that," he says. The ADL lawyer says while his organization was founded to fight prejudice against Jews, other groups should be counted, too. "It's not just about the numbers," he adds. "To even raise the possibility of having Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs will mean that a law enforcement official that is filling out this form will have to be trained" in awareness of what it means to belong to one of these groups, and what makes them stand out. Attorney General Eric Holder recently endorsed the new categories, increasing the likelihood the FBI will adopt them. As for Sidhu, he dropped charges after the assailant agreed to perform 100 hours of community service for the Sikh Coalition. He says he didn't want to him to end up with a conviction on his record just because he "did something stupid."
  7. http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=9106665 It's a video. Don't know how to put it up here.
  8. Drunken thug, 25, ripped Sikh man's turban off his head for a joke causing the victim to be shunned by his own community Ashley Cicatello had '4-5 pints' and 4 Jagerbombs when he spotted victim He told friends to get the incident on YouTube before yanking turban off Cicatello told police he had done it because he wanted to be 'class clown' The victim has since relocated after being too ashamed to return to work By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 11:32, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54, 26 February 2013 Share Ashley Cicatello (pictured at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today) ripped a Sikh supermarket worker's turban off his head A man ripped a Sikh supermarket worker's turban off his head and told friends to film the incident and put it on YouTube during a drunken joke, a court has heard. Ashley Cicatello, 25, had spent the afternoon drinking beer and Jagerbomb shots when he spotted the victim in a Sainsbury's supermarket on December 27, last year. Cicatello, from Dunkirk, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, told his friends: 'Get this on record. This is going on YouTube' before running up behind the victim and yanking the turban off his head. The prank caused the victim to be ostracised from his own community, it was claimed. Cicatello sprinted off with the turban and was chased through the store before being wrestled to the ground by security guards. He later admitted to police that he had 'been an absolute prat' and had done it because he wanted to be the 'class clown.' Magistrates were told the Sikh father-of-two has since transferred stores after being being too ashamed to return to work. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard the victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons after a judge ruled that the shame of the incident had led to him being ostracised from his community - had faced the most 'gratuitous degradation.' Cicatello was convicted of religiously aggravated assault following a trial on Monday. More... Ex-boyfriend 'framed love rival by making hoax phone calls claiming he was planning to blow up IKEA' Drunk thief stole primary school children's pet chicken then posed for pictures with it before posting them on Facebook He had admitted assault but denied it was religiously motivated. Carol Brown, chairman of the bench, said: 'Mr Cicatello caused gratuitous degradation of the victim which has resulted in an ongoing effect on the injured party. 'This was a person working in the public sector in a public place. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard the victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons after a judge ruled that the shame of the incident had led to him being ostracised from his community - had faced the most 'gratuitous degradation' 'It's our belief that the defendant demonstrated hostility to the person who wore the turban, and therefore we find him guilty.' Sikh men are not permitted to cut their hair and must keep their heads covered. Normally turbans are only removed in the most intimate of circumstances, when bathing the head, or washing the hair. The victim told the court the incident had devastating consequences for him. Cicatello (believed to be pictured here on a night out) then sprinted off with it and was chased through the store before being wrestled to the ground by security guards Giving evidence he said: 'Taking a turban off a Sikh guy in public is just like hanging him in public. 'After this I was not able to face my colleagues. 'If this happened in India a man would never go to this place again, it is that disgraceful. 'My self-esteem and confidence - everything has been shattered because of this incident.' The court heard Cicatello had gone to the store at 5pm to buy beer with three friends. He had drunk 'four or five pints' and four Jagerbombs - a mixture of spirit Jagermeister and Red Bull. He told the court: 'I got dared to take the turban off his head. It was nothing to do with his religion or the colour of his skin. 'It was just being stupid. I just did it because I wanted to be the class clown.' He told magistrates he ran off with the turban because he 'panicked' when he saw the anger on the victim's face. Nicola Bell, defending, said he was in full-time work and had not been before the courts for five years. She said: 'He is mortified by his actions. He has given a formal apology to the injured party.' Magistrates heard Cicatello's pals had filmed the attack on a mobile phone but the footage was deleted and never uploaded to the internet. Sentence was adjourned to allow for reports to be prepared. He was bailed to appear before the same court on March 18. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284674/Dunkirk-thug-Ashley-Cicatello-rips-Sikh-mans-turban-causing-victim-shunned-community.html#ixzz2M1XD8uRJ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  9. Washington, Feb 26, 2013, PTI: In an apparent hate crime incident in the US, a Sikh man was shot at several times by truck-borne unidentified gunmen in Florida. Kanwaljit Singh, 46, was attacked by the truck-borne assailants near Daytona Beach on Saturday night. He was later admitted to a hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Kanwaljit, who was accompanied by his son, received multiple bullet injuries in his thigh and torso, officials said. His son managed to escape unhurt. Although no clear motive (behind the attack) has been established, initial indications are this shooting was not a random act. There was no previous confrontation between occupants of either vehicle, Wayne Miller, Port Oranges Assistant Chief of Police, was quoted as saying by local daily Daytona Beach News Journal. Meanwhile, the authorities yesterday said that the incident will be probed by the agencies as a hate crime. Condemning the act, the Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund and Sikh Coalition called on the law enforcement officials and requested them to conduct a thorough probe into the incident. The shooting incident comes days after US lawmakers asked the Department of Justice and the FBI to track the hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Hindus and Arab Americans. So far more than 40 Congressmen have signed onto the letter addressed to the Department of Justice and the FBI, with lawmakers Judy Chu, Eliot Engel, Bill Pascrell, Adam Schiff, Gary Peters, Tulsi Gabbard, Ami Bera, Michael Honda, and Eric Swalwell being the original signatories. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/315150/sikh-shot-dead-us-suspected.html
  10. What is UMEED? UMEED, meaning “Hope” in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi, is a UNITED SIKHS National Family Resource Center with a 24-hour toll free helpline : 1-855-US-UMEED (1-855-878-6333). This unique and confidential service is multi-lingual and provides support in English and Punjabi to assist with Community Empowerment and Education via a multitude of services. UMEED is a project of UNITED SIKHS Community Empowerment and Education Division (CEED) What is UNITED SIKHS? UNITED SIKHSis a U.N. affiliated, international non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian relief, human development and advocacy organization, aimed at empowering those in need, especially disadvantaged and minority communities across the world. UNITED SIKHS is registered: as a non-profit tax exempt organization pursuant to Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the USA. Our mission is to transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity. For more information go tohttp://www.unitedsikhs.org What is the purpose of UMEED? UMEED was borne out of a need seen within the community. For the past several years, under the CEED program, UNITED SIKHS has been providing services to address the issues that are faced by individuals and families. These cases have involved individuals seeking help from all over the United States and also from Canada. Since inception, UNITED SIKHS has seen over 150 cases involving Hate crimes, Domestic Violence, Bullying at workplaces and schools, Senior citizen assistance and providing legal guidance on a multitude of issues. Seeing an increase in the number of such individuals seeking help, UNITED SIKHS leaders conceived UMEED, a Nation-wide Family Resource Center to provide uniform, 24 hours/seven days a week, outreach of services to the community. UMEED will now extend the reach further in the community by providing a 24-hour helpline to assist on the aforementioned issues. What Services are provided at UMEED? Services provided at UMEED include a 24 hour, 7 days a week, helpline that serves all communities. Support services at UMEED include: Senior Care and educational services Domestic Violence Counseling Substance Abuse Counseling Helping Families and Individuals in Courts Youth Leadership Training Programs Bullying Prevention Initiative and Anti-Bullying Training Anti Hate Crime Counseling and advocacy Personal support and Social Work Services Where does the funding for UMEED come from ? All the services and activities at UMEED are funded through donations by general public, private sponsors and organized fund-raising social events. Do my donations qualify for Income Tax Exemption? Yes, all donations to UMEED or UNITED SIKHS qualifies for an income tax exemption. Formal receipts will be given in-person or mailed to be used for Tax Exemption filing purposes. How can I help ? UMEED team is grateful for all the help it gets from generous individuals like yourself. You can be actively involved in making UMEED a success by volunteering your time and expertise. You can also support UMEED by sending one-time or regular donations of any amount at http://unitedsikhs.org/donate To contact a UNITED SIKHS representative or find an office near you, please visit http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php
  11. Mockery of Sikhi being made on facebook. I am disgusted by this page "Sikh Facts" I have even had a go at the admin myself but he just isn't stopping. He kept on going on about Sikhs believeing in caste when he was given a refutation now hes started on why the panj piares castes are recorded in Sikhi and so on. Hes also made rude pictures of Sant Bhindranwale and the whole page is a hub to abuse Sikhi. Why are we tolerating this? When a page was made to answer the admin facebook deleted that page after a few months but this page just continues no matter how much it is reported. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sikh-Facts/430360146974630
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